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Somali ‘refugees’ want Swedish citizenship so as to travel back and forth to Somalia!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 11, 2015

Invasion of Europe news….

This story from Sweden highlights a question we have too?

Swedish Somalis

Demonstrating what a sham the refugee program is throughout the world! Somalis want to travel back and forth between Sweden and Somalia.  So how persecuted were they in the first place?

If Somalis are so fearful of persecution in Somalia that they expect refugee status in first world countries, why are they traveling back there (to their supposedly dangerous homeland) for business and pleasure?

Heck, Somalis in America are doing it too!  We have a Somali woman in Minnesota running for the presidency of Somalia, and we have the UN sending Somalis out of UN camps and back home to Somalia, so why should any western country need to take in one more Somali to partake of welfare generosity in places like Sweden and the US?

Here is the news from where we learn that Sweden has at least 50,000 Somalis living in the country (hat tip: Joanne):

Mohamed Husein came to Sweden from Somalia in 2009, along with his wife who claimed she was attacked by terrorists in their homeland.

Mohamed is now unhappy that he can not fill in an application for Swedish citizenship yet. He is eager to able to travel back to the country he claims to have fled, where his life supposedly is in danger – to visit his mother and establish business contacts.

– I can not travel outside the EU and I can not visit my mother in Somalia, says Mohamed.

He explains that with a Swedish citizenship, he would be able to develop an export and import company.


To most readers the obvious obvious question should be – why should Mohamed be given Swedish citizenship in two years if he believes that he can travel back to Somalia now?

And Mohamed is not unique. Approximately 9 out of 10 who are granted asylum in Sweden do not meet the conventional criteria to be classified as refugees.

Many regularly travel back to the country they claim to have fled.

Last year about 1000 Somalis were stranded in Mogadishu, after their tour operator, Fly Olympic, suddenly went bankrupt when they were on holiday in Somalia, from Sweden.

See our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive here.  And, if you want to learn more about how Sweden (the welfare state) is killing itself, go here for our extensive archive on Sweden.

Related!  Just in, Swedish asylum seekers from Eritrea arrested in fatal (apparently random) stabbing of mother and son in store.

Posted in Africa, Colonization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 14 Comments »

CPAC 2014: Trump was out in front (virtually alone) on immigration issue

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 11, 2015

Yesterday Ann Coulter tweeted this little walk down memory lane about the premiere (supposedly) conservative conclave held in Washington, DC each year known as CPAC.


For the record, we have written often on CPAC, but will not attend primarily because CPAC ‘leaders’ including Grover Norquist have worked hard for many years to keep discussions on immigration to a minimum and have outright banned those who want to discuss the Islamist threat to America.

Go here for our archive of posts on Grover Norquist.  BTW, while pushing his amnesty agenda, Norquist worked very closely with the office of Senator Marco Rubio in helping craft that now discredited ‘Gang of Eight’ amnesty bill, but I’m digressing.

Here is a piece (3/7/14) written by Jon Feere at the Center for Immigration Studies (tweeted by Ann Coulter yesterday) which chronicles how Trump was alone among a list of Republican leaders and Presidential wannabes in addressing immigration.

Trump was talking about our borders, our sovereignty and the future of the Republican Party long before he decided to jump into the Presidential race, and he must have been very unpopular (with the ‘leaders’ at CPAC) with this message! 

From Feere at CIS (emphasis below is mine):

Nearly every speaker at the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) avoided any discussion of immigration or amnesty, a sign that Republican politicians are starting to understand that conservative voters have very little interest in doubling legal immigration and amnestying illegal aliens.

Of all speakers, which included Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and governors Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal, only one speaker spent any time on immigration policy: Donald Trump. He came out strong on sovereignty and garnered strong applause for noting “we’re either a country, or we’re not; we either have borders or we don’t.” Trump also noted that amnesty is a benefit for the Democratic Party, while calling out Rubio:

When you let the 11 million — which will grow to 30 million people — in, I don’t care who stands up, whether it’s Marco Rubio, and talks about letting everybody in, you won’t get one vote. Every one of those votes goes to the Democrats. You have to do what’s right; it’s not about the votes necessarily. But of those 11 million potential voters which will go to 30 million in a not too long future, you will not get any of those votes no matter what you do, no matter how nice you are, no matter how soft you are, no matter how many times you say ‘rip down the fence and let everybody in’ you’re not going to get the votes. So with immigration, you better be smart and you better be tough, and they’re taking your jobs, and you better be careful. You better be careful.

Posted in 2016 Presidential campaign, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Immigration fraud, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Des Moines, Iowa: State scrambling to figure out how to pay for refugee influx as fed money dries up!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 10, 2015

Mark Grey

Mark Grey, a Univ. of No. Iowa professor: Wahhhh! we need more (of your) money for the refugees! Photo:

This is more evidence that the federal government, which in the early years of setting up the Refugee Resettlement Program helped states cope, is no longer doing so.  

The cost of resettling thousands of refugees into your state is falling almost exclusively on state and local taxpayers as the UN and US State Department send them out to ‘everytown’ America!

By the way, when I first started writing RRW there were 10 federal contractors and one of the ten was the State of Iowa.  I’m not sure how that happened, maybe in response to Bill Clinton sending all those Bosnian Muslims there for meatpacking labor during his term in office.  But, in any case the state is no longer a contractor.

Today there are the nine we always refer to who pretend to be private non-profit (charitable! hah!)groups, but are heavily funded with your tax dollars.

Here is the story from the Des Moines Register. I only have time to snip a few interesting bits.  Please read the whole article because it is very informative for anyone contemplating creating a ‘Pocket of Resistance’ in the state.  Or, maybe there already is one that we don’t yet know about?

Federal grants that once supported assistance programs no longer exist. Refugees speaking different dialects even in the same languages are adding pressure to state agencies whose workers are trying to help the refugees. And Iowans helping refugees from other countries say the state, and its governor, are not doing enough.


“There is always room to improve,” said Amy Doyle, a lawyer who works with a refugee resettlement agency in Des Moines. “It’s really a matter of providing state funding for the organizations (that assist refugees).”

Gov. Terry Branstad said more funding is needed, but from the federal government.

Here it is!  WE need $$$ for hospitals and school!

Social service providers and other experts on immigration issues in Iowa said the state must do more. Mark Grey, a University of Northern Iowa professor of anthropology and director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration, said that includes providing more resources for hospitals, school districts and English as a Second Language education.

After 90 days the refugees are your (local!) responsibility!

Refugees settled directly in Iowa when they arrive in the United States typically receive 90 days of core services from federal resettlement agencies, which provide assistance settling into housing, obtaining a Social Security card, and signing up for state aid.

Please urge your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Babin bill NOW!  His bill seeks to get a handle on the exponentially growing cost of the program.   Where is Rep. Steve King?

For all of our previous coverage of Iowa, click here.  I see that a few years ago I did write about how the US State Department gave the State of Iowa the boot, here.  I urge anyone forming a ‘Pocket of Resistance’ to read through all of this so you have an understanding of who the players are.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, The Opposition, Who is going where | Tagged: | 4 Comments »

RRW weekly roundup for week ending August 8, 2015

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 10, 2015

Sorry, just getting to this today.

But, it is just as well because as of the 8th our youtube video had not passed the 1 million views mark, but by late yesterday it had!

See it here!  It is at 1,012,702 (at this minute) having attracted over 12,000 viewers since yesterday afternoon when it passed that million-viewer milestone!  Who are all these people?

St. Cloud, MN news last week brought thousands of new viewers to RRW as posts about St. Cloud (a Pocket of Resistance) were two of our three top posts for the week.

Top Three Posts for the week (Top Daily Posts are in the right hand side bar):

1) St. Cloud, MN: Tiny pro-Somali group at Courthouse, large gathering at the VFW, media focuses on tiny group

2) Texas Congressman introduces bill to suspend Refugee Resettlement Program!

3) St. Cloud, MN: AFL-CIO operative using intimidation tactics, stirs racial unrest….

Top countries from which readers arrived at RRW this week (excluding the US):





Dominican Republic (why ???)





New Zealand

For new readers!  

I started posting the weekly roundup just so it would give me an opportunity to tell new readers who had arrived during the week about how to get the most useful information from visits to RRW.  You can see those instructions by visiting this weekly roundup (scroll to New Readers).

This is also an opportunity for me to get messages to you and to apologize (for example) for not being able to answer all of your e-mails.  I try as best I can, but know that RRW is just me, a blogger, and not some massive heavily-funded organization like those that the NO Borders people run. (See for example the moneybags at NEO Philanthropy, here. )

There is a lot of money and power arrayed against us, but do not be deterred.  You have every right to speak up and organize to protect our values and cherished way of life.

Pockets of Resistance are springing up and growing around the country (see our category where we archive posts about ‘Pockets of Resistance’).  Through the Center for Security Policy we are trying to find you all and get you connected with each other.

P.S.  Follow me on twitter!  Did you see our new feature in the right hand side bar, it shows my twitter feed!  I’m trying harder to use twitter to get articles and other news to you that I don’t have time to post. I am @refugeewatcher.

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UNHCR helping Somalis return home! And, so should we!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 9, 2015

Somalis going home

Somalis line up to return to Mogadishu from Kenyan refugee camp, yet we are still bringing them to the US from the same camp! Why?

So why are we still hauling them into the US by the thousands every year?

From Somaliaweyn Media Center (hat tip: Joanne)

(UNHCR) – More than 100 Somali refugees from Kenya flew into the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, marking a new chapter in the voluntary return process.

Earlier in the day, two planes, carrying 116 people, took off from Dadaab camp in Northeastern Kenya. Dadaab is the largest refugee settlement in the world and hosts about 333,000 Somali refugees.

The voluntary returns came after the Tripartite Commission formed by UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) and the Governments of Kenya and Somalia, agreed to step up support for voluntary repatriations of Somali refugees.

The Commission met on 29 July and decided to scale up assistance to Somali refugees in Kenya wishing to return home and agreed on a strategy that envisaged the voluntary repatriation of some 425,000 Somali refugees over a five-year period. Beside Dadaab, other Somali refugees live in Kakuma refugee camp and in major towns and cities across the country.

Despite continuing security challenges, refugees have started to return to Somalia. Between December 2014 and early August, 2015, some 2,969 Somali refugees returned to the districts of Luuq, Baidoa and Kismayo, with UNHCR support as part of a pilot phase which has now ended.

Still more have returned spontaneously without receiving assistance from UNHCR…

I guess these are the brave and resourceful Somalis who want to help make their country a better place to live!  

Look at the data!  We have admitted 7,044 Somalis to the US just this fiscal year!  Wouldn’t it make more sense for the UN to educate them in Dadaab and send them HOME to rebuild Somalia rather than drop them off as meatpacking cheap (slave) labor in the American Midwest or reliable voters to support the likes of Rep. Keith Ellison.

Heck, we even have a Minnesota woman running to be President of Somalia!

Is it time for that repatriation fund?

How about a bill in Congress that would fund the return of Somalis to Somalia (throwing in a little start up money) and let them go home!

And, at the same time, stop new ones from coming in!

That is something every thinking person could get behind!  Gee, if Rep Ellison truly cared about the Somalis and rebuilding their homeland he should introduce this bill!  This might even be a bill that could reach across the aisle!

Posted in Africa, creating a movement, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 6 Comments »

The Toledo target area! We learn something new every day!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 9, 2015

Beware the 100 mile radius!


If I knew how to do stuff with graphics, it would be very cool to show you how many towns are within a hundred miles of Toledo. So the best I can do is show you this map and as a point of reference. Bowling Green is about 30 miles from Toledo. Every town you see here (and beyond) could be getting refugees anytime soon!

Do you know why I still wouldn’t call myself an expert on the refugee resettlement program after 8 years?  It’s because only bits and pieces of how it works slip out inadvertently in news stories  as the UN/US State Department and their resettlement contractors (the Volags) work hard to keep as much secretive as possible.

And, there is another thing too, I have come to find out that all the different players at all the levels of action on this program, from local to state to federal and throughout the government agencies and throughout the contracting agencies, don’t have a good handle on what each other is doing.

I’ve been told that some on the ‘inside’ follow RRW so they know the full scope of what they are doing! But, that is subject for another day and so back to Toledo, OH.

This is a news story (meant to be warm and fuzzy) from the The Blade where we learned some interesting tidbits.

If we have any ‘Pockets of Resistance’ forming in Toledo, looks like this is a pretty new program and thus you should demand a public hearing before it gets too entrenched!

The most important tidbit of news that I want you to pay attention to is the mention that the subcontractors can resettle within a 100 mile radius of their office.  I knew this from hearsay, but I don’t think I have ever seen it in print!  So, all of you concerned about whether your town could get refugees, go here to the federal list of subcontractors and see if your town might be within that 100 mile radius and thus fair game to be colonized!

The Blade (emphasis is mine):

Corine Dehabey is the first welcoming face for refugees who are resettled in the Toledo area.

Ms. Dehabey, resettlement coordinator for US Together in Toledo, is also the primary facilitator for their adjustment to the area.

The organization has been quietly and steadily resettling refugees in the Toledo area for a little more than a year, the only agency in the Toledo area doing so.

The refugee community is a small but growing regional population, Ms. Dehabey said. She has placed 11 families in the Toledo area, including two before US Together opened its Toledo office in May, 2014.


Ms. Dehabey opens an average of one case a month, she said, though arrivals can be sporadic. Refugees have arrived from Vietnam, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Burundi.


During the three-month stint, refugees take classes in financial literacy, mock interviewing, and other job skills. Cases are closed typically after three months, but that does not signal the end of the agency’s relationship with families. [By the end of three months they turn the refugees over to the social services–taxpayer funded services–available in your town—ed]

“We say, ‘We close the case but we don’t close the door,’ ” she said. “I still have cases that ended six, seven months ago, and they’re coming in for services here, services there.”


The organization is filling a previous void for local services, Ms. Dehabey said. In the 10 or so years before US Together’s arrival in Toledo, any refugees settled here were handled through an agency in Ann Arbor.


Opening a branch in Toledo made sense, said Nadia Kasvin, director of the Columbus office and co-founder of US Together. Toledo was another metropolitan area to join branches in Cleveland and Columbus.

US Together is affiliated with Hebrew Immigration Aid Society, a national resettlement organization, which began plans to open an office in Toledo about five years ago. The Toledo office resettles people within a 100-mile radius of the city.

“We wanted to bring services here locally so that they’d have better access to case management,” Ms. Kasvin said. “There was clearly a gap in services.”

Toledo was also attractive because of the well-established Middle Eastern populations that would provide a ready-made community for new arrivals. US Together, which has operated in Columbus since 2003, looks to open an office in Cincinnati by the end of the year, Ms. Kasvin said. Across all locations, US Together places about 600 refugees per year.

There is more, continue reading here.

See our previous posts on Toledo, here. Toledo is getting Syrians! And, on Ohio, here.  Remember in order for Ohio to have become such a large refugee resettlement state, Governor Kasich had to have been fine with it!

Also, we learned some time ago that any state that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare was a “key indicator” about whether the state would become a priority resettlement state.

Addendum:  I should have also remembered this important post about US Together in Cleveland at Welcoming America Watch–Midwest and linked it when I wrote the post earlier today.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, health issues, Muslim refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 10 Comments »

August recess reminder! Members of Congress should be asked to support Babin bill!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 9, 2015

Rep. Brian Babin is a first term Congressman from East Texas.

Please take every opportunity this month while your members of Congress are home for the August recess to meet with them and urge them to co-sponsor the Refugee Accountability National Security Act of 2015  (HR 3314) introduced by Texas Rep. Brian Babin.

It is critically important that you send a message to your member that this bill is a necessary first step to begin reining-in this out-of-control LEGAL immigration program.  It is just as important as the invasion of our southern border if we are to slow the colonization of our towns and cities.

And, remember!  Rep. Trey Gowdy is chairman of the subcommittee responsible for the refugee program, he should be urged to hold hearings on the Babin bill!

Since the bill represents a moderate approach to reform, for some members signing on to HR3314 should be an easy decision. We will be watching closely to see who does, and by their absence, who does not, support it!

If you are ‘fortunate’ to live in a key primary state, be sure to also bring this important legislation and your concerns about refugee resettlement to Presidential candidates!

P.S.  Take a minute to thank Rep. Babin!

Posted in Reforms needed, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: | 6 Comments »

Comment worth noting: What explains the stupidity of ‘leaders’ allowing their countries to be overrun?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 9, 2015

Editor:  This is another good comment from ‘7delta.’  The comment is in response to ‘Misterpaul’ (a thoughtful and concerned Brit) at our post on Fargo, ND, here.

For additional background, you might also want to see our post last week on the crisis at Calais, here.   And, this story about far-left anarchists helping to coordinate the migrant crisis there.

However, this isn’t just a message about Europe, it is a message to America.

Below is ‘7delta’ explaining what we all know is happening, but few dare to say (emphasis is mine):

I don’t think ISIS is worried about the loss of their youth from the Middle East. The value they place on their next generation is decidedly different than the West’s. Their goal is a worldwide caliphate, not doctors, lawyers, farmers, engineers or developing cures for cancer. The average jihadist is young and male. The average refugee is a 25-year-old male.

The average Globalist is old, white and psychopathic. They suffer from delusions of grandeur and actually believe they’ll rule the world. They need chaos. When blood runs in the streets, they think they’ll swoop in to “save us” from the mess they made and you and I will beg them to do it. Of course, every part and parcel of your history (and mine), upon which your freedoms were won, will belong to them. They’ll dole out what they think you need to be a proper serf. They believe they will be able to control the demons they’ve unleashed, then will be sitting pretty atop the ruins. It’s not the first time similar plans have been tried and not once, in all man’s history, do more than a handful find (a shaky and constantly under threat) success. The rest of the useful idiots are immediately lined up against a wall or thrown into the belly of a dank prison. Then…all the friends culled from their enemies’ enemies will turn on one another like ducks on a June bug. “Everybody wants to rule the world.”

Cynical, I know, but not much else explains the rank stupidity of political leaders overrunning their own countries with an incompatible belief system, except that it’s useful as a WMD. Divide and conquer.

Britain will regret allowing their firearms to be taken away. This time, the U.S. won’t be able to send any, like during WWII. I hate that. I really do, because you can bet your last penny the invading “youth” will be armed to the teeth. It’s there, for when the time comes.

Don’t waste any more time wondering why!

You know in your heart-of-hearts that all of this is true. Don’t spend one more minute frozen in fear of being labeled a racist or called inhumane, move on and proceed to save the next generation of freedom-loving people.  Build the resistance to those who are out to destroy western civilization and at least go down fighting if we must!

For previous commentary from ‘7delta’ click here.

For new readers:  We have a category we call, Comments worth noting/guest posts, where we transform good comments into posts so that more of you might see them, and where we publish the occasional guest posts from our readers.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Comments worth noting/guest posts, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, free speech, Refugee Resettlement Program, Stealth Jihad, Who is going where | Tagged: , , , | 7 Comments »

NEO Philanthropy launders millions of dollars to promote “social change” by changing the people

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 8, 2015

This is another in our series we call—know the opposition.


Michele Lord, co-President of NEO Philanthropy, working from New York City, funneling big money to change your towns and cities.

A reader recently sent me a Form 990 here for something called NEO Philanthropy which includes a list of dozens and dozens of NO borders groups and immigrant and refugee promoting groups they fund.

As a matter of fact, you should use the list starting on page 35 of the Form 990 as a guide to figure out who organizes against you, American citizens, in your communities.

We bring you this information so that you know, as you build your ‘pockets of resistance,’ that the other side, working with Obama, is rolling in millions of dollars of laundered money to work against you, to change your towns and to change the electorate.  But, do not be discouraged! Take heart and understand you are the David working against their Goliath. (We know how that story ended!)

Use this information to understand who they are.

Why launder money through an organization like this?

There are large private donors who do not want their names associated with groups on this list, so they send their millions to NEO Philanthropy which then doles it out.

We recognize some of the ‘social change’ groups listed on their many pages of groups they fund.  And, by the way, there are groups associated with education and gay rights as well.

Here are just a few we are familiar with (the dollars in parenthesis are for this one year–2013!):

Arab Community Center ($100,000)

Casa de Maryland ($270,000)

Center for American Progress ($175,000)

Colorado Immigrant Rights ($360,725)

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights ($290,000)

Mass. Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition ($210,000)

La Raza ($275,000)

National Immigration Forum ($85,000)

Sojourners ($150,000)

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition ($469,000)

Welcoming America ($89,000)

The list goes on and on (here).  You might find one in your city or state that you had no idea was even there!

Below is more about NEO from the mouth of its co-President, Michele Lord.

Oh, and one more thing, one branch of NEO is the Four Freedoms Fund originally started by George Soros, see here.

From Skaggscreative (whatever that is!):

Michele Lord
Co-President, NEO Philanthropy

Michele Lord is one of the two presidents of NEO Philanthropy (her co-president is Berta Colón), an innovative non-profit that advances social change. Together, Lord and Colón have created an organization that offers a range of services—organizing collaborative funds and spearheading donor advised funds, to name two—that help donors make visible and lasting change in the social justice space. The goal, Lord says, “is to meet people where they are, and maybe by going there, and going a little deeper there, they may be interested in doing something else. That’s how we see our value-add. It’s a much deeper conversation.” To continue plumbing the depths, read on!

When I first heard of your organization, you were being rebranded. What prompted that change?

The organization has been around for 30 years. Before I came on fourteen years ago, it had a reputation of being a fiscal sponsor. It didn’t have any staff. It didn’t have any budget. We were the backroom for lots of organizations that didn’t have their own 501(c)(3). [Groups that did not want to report to the IRS!—ed]

What do you mean when you say backroom?

We provided financial support, management support and legal support. A lot of groups didn’t want to get their own 501(c)(3). So they couldn’t get foundation dollars. We were able to do it for them. We did their HR as needed, their accounting, all of that. We were known as Public Interest Projects then. I had been working for a very wealthy family in their family office, and I’d become very interested in the whole collaborative idea, of foundations coming together and capitalizing a fund, so that they could do their grantmaking together around a particular strategy. When I came on board, I was very interested in creating a model that would do it differently and better than where I was. We started with one collaborative fund, and now we’ve done over twelve of them. We still work as a fiscal sponsor, and we also do donor advised funds.

So that shift in focus is what inspired you to change the name?

The name Public Interest Projects was essentially picked out of a hat. The original founder, Donald Ross, wanted the organization to be under the radar so that people wouldn’t necessarily know what it did. Before I came, we were always in the back, never in the front. Once we started developing our work, the name became confusing to people. It didn’t say who we were, and it didn’t say anything about our values.

Continue reading here.

To see others in our latest series about those working to change your towns and cities by colonizing them with immigrants and refugees, visit our category The Opposition here.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, The Opposition, Where to find information | Tagged: , | 10 Comments »

Fargo, ND (and everywhere else) to be slammed with new refugees in next seven weeks

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 7, 2015

Why the next seven weeks?   Because fiscal year 2015 ends on September 30th and the settlers in the US State Department and in their contracting agencies want to hit the Obama target of 70,000 for the year and they have (as of July 31), 18,470 more to go!

Actually that 70,000 figure that Obama announced in his Presidential Determination Letter to Congress last September is meant to be a ceiling, not a goal that they necessarily have to hit.   However, since the contractors are paid by the head and they have salaries and office overhead to pay, they always try to shoot for the highest number they can haul in as possible.

Jessica Thomason

“Jessica Thomasson, the CEO of Lutheran Social Services, says the projections the next couple months are 10 to 20 percent higher than usual in North Dakota. The whole year is about 10 percent higher.”

Here is the news from WDAY-6 News (hat tip: Deb).  You will see that the school system is sweating it!  I know from my own experience that the local health department will also have to work overtime to get all the kids ready for school — our poor kids and the new poor kids coming in!

Anyone out there forming a ‘Pocket of Resistance’ in North Dakota? I’m guessing that ND is getting more than usual because there is no resistance to colonization there while some other locations are seeing citizen pushback.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – Local aid organizations and schools say they’re going to be very busy the next couple of months. More refugees than usual are expected to be coming.

As of July, 215 refugees had been resettled in Fargo-West Fargo and Jamestown, 21 in Moorhead and 64 in Grand Forks.

By September 30th, Fargo and West Fargo could increase to 350 new residents and the number in Grand Forks could be bumped to 100.

Jessica Thomasson/CEO, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, “In an ideal world, it would be spread evenly over the 12 months of that year, but we know that in a lot of years you’ll have ups and downs.”

Jessica Thomasson, the CEO of Lutheran Social Services, says the projections the next couple months are 10 to 20 percent higher than usual in North Dakota. The whole year is about 10 percent higher. She says their organization usually gets about two weeks notice of new arrivals during which they have to set up housing, furnishing and other things to prepare for a new life in a new place.


Overall, the U.S. plans to resettle 7,500 refugees this month and over 10,000 in September to meet it’s commitment of 70,000 for this fiscal year. Most of the arrivals here in metro will be Bhutanese, Somali, Iraqi and Congolese. About 75 percent have family connections here.

By the way, this last bit is what I was telling you about when I wrote about Lancaster, PA the other day.  Once you have been targeted as a resettlement site and the refugees are coming, there is no stopping the importation of the family members!

How many have you gotten in your state so far this fiscal year?  Go here and check out data on arrival by nationality and state.  As of July 31, they are at 51,530 for the year so far.

See all of our previous posts on problems with refugees in North Dakota by clicking here.   They were supposed to get Syrians this year, wonder what happened to them?

Posted in Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Muslim refugees, Obama, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, So what did they expect?, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: | 19 Comments »


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